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Exotic Hadron Particle Confirmed by LHC

Quarks, or subatomic, elementary particles of other subatomic particles, have only been known to exist since the 1960’s. Since that time, though, scientists have made great progress with identifying key characteristics of quarks and their utility. Quarks come in six different flavors – up, down, strange, charm, bottom, and top. These quarks combine in different ways to form either baryons …

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CERN is Already Planning For the LHC’s Replacement

Nearly one year ago CERN announced that the Higgs boson had been experimentally observed. The discovery was one of biggest scientific confirmations seen in decades and was one of the major goals in mind when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was created. Now, with engineers working hard to get the LHC back up and running for 2015, CERN has announced …

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Higgs boson Discovery Nets Nobel Prize

Francois Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for work that led to last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson. However, their work actually began in 1964 with independent papers on the Higgs boson, which is considered evidence of a pervasive field called the Higgs field that endows other particles with mass, and is …

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Google Street View Goes Inside CERN Lab

Google has launched new Street View imagery from inside CERN, the lab near Geneva where the Large Hadron Collider resides. “We’re delighted that CERN opened its doors to Google Maps Street View allowing anyone, anywhere in the world to take a peek into its laboratories, control centers and its myriad underground tunnels housing cutting-edge experiments,” says Google’s Pascale Milite. “Street …

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CERN to Open For Tourists in September

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has announced it will be opening its doors to the public this fall. On September 28 to 29, the organization’s installations, including the Large Hadron Collider, will be open for tourists and gawkers alike. CERN has stated the days are part of an outreach for the organization to share its discoveries with a …

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The Open Web Was Born 20 Years Ago Today

In 1989, CERN and Tim Berners-Lee changed the world forever with the creation of the modern Internet. They changed the world again four years later when the net was freed from being owned by any one person or organization. CERN announced that today is the 20th anniversary of the free and open Web. On April 30, 1993, CERN put the …

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Higgs Boson Found in Large Hadron Collider Data

Scientists working with data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) this week revealed that a detailed analysis suggests that the elusive Higgs boson really has been discovered. The possible discovery of the so-called “god particle” was announced last year, but scientists emphasized that more research would be needed before the discovery could be confirmed. Researchers have now analyzed two and …

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Large Hadron Collider to Power Down Until 2015

Researchers with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) today announced that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has reached the end of its first three-year running period. “We have every reason to be very satisfied with the LHC’s first three years,” said Rolf Heuer, director-general of CERN. “The machine, the experiments, the computing facilities and all infrastructures behaved brilliantly, and …

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Angry Birds and CERN Team Up to Teach Physics

Rovio and CERN announced today that they are teaming up to use Angry Birds to teach physics to children in Finland. The announcement, made by CERN Director General Rolf Heuer and Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka, came at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. Rovio also rolled out a new brand, called Angry Birds Playground, which is a learning program for …

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